Data Centre Industry Update – 17th February
Globally, we are seeing a surge in data centre activity. This surge is largely brought about by remote working as a result of COVID-19. This is a turning point for work-management structures and the industry as a whole.
This seismic growth in online activity has created jobs in tech, engineering, construction and more as a result. Our last update included the growth of the African digital economy, the European Climate Neutral Data Centre pact and more.
Here are this edition’s updates:
Update – 17th February 2021
- Amazon has spent an estimated €2 billion on its network of Irish data centres over the last decade.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) has also supported 8,700 Irish jobs, generating an estimated economic growth of €1.45 billion a year and strengthening Ireland’s supplier network.
- The European data centre market could see as much as €9 billion in capex over the next 2 years.
- Ardmac, the data centre builder, headquartered in Dublin, has increased its pre-tax profits by 75% to €6.175m in 2019 after a number of its sectors continued to deliver ‘robustly’.
- Energia is considering the construction of a significant data centre complex beside its neighbouring Dublin power stations that would draw electricity from the plants.
- John Paul Construction has seen recent success working for US multinationals in Ireland, with their highest turnover ever in 2020 at €448 million.
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